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Experts from Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors, Clarion Partners, Deutsche Finance International and Nuveen Real Estate discuss the radical changes underway in the once-predictable office sector at PERE’s workplace roundtable.
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Proptech investing started largely as a balance sheet cost for managers to drive efficiencies in their real estate portfolios. Today, it is the focus of a whole new wave of capital raising, highlighted by PERE’s inaugural Proptech 20 ranking.
The partnership marks the Canadian firm’s second logistics investment in the country since setting foot in the market in 2019.
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QuadReal was able to avoid the paralysis of the investment market during the pandemic by focusing on build-to-core strategies. This has enabled CEO Dennis Lopez to stay on target in making the British Columbian pension system a global force in private real estate.
Oaktree’s substantial deployment of its latest property fund is not indicative of dealflow in the market overall, but rather that it is ahead of the pack.
The use of these facilities is expected to grow and, while most investors accept their use, a significant cohort have concerns.
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Although starting from a relatively low base, more investors now see ESG as a priority. Awareness on diversity issues has a long way to go, though.
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The new hire will help to lead investments in Europe while the New York-based private markets firm also plans to step up deployment in Asia.
The Hong Kong-based real estate firm is understood to have raised half of the target for Gaw Growth Equity Fund I, which was launched last year.
Managers’ performance history is still top of mind for investors, and key-person clauses have overtaken fees as the most contentious issue.
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